Monday, September 29, 2008

Lady Kung Fu

The beautiful and awesome Angela Mao stars in "Lady Kung Fu," the ad for which I clipped from the Macon Telegraph (GA) in 1972.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Damien: Omen II

Clipped from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel in 1978.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

1980 Flash Gordon

"Flash! A-aaah!"

Ads clipped in early January of 1981 from the Macon Herald (GA.)

Monday, September 22, 2008

"Bedknobs And Broomsticks" re-release

Ad for the re-release ("newly revised," the fine print says, which really means edited down), clipped from the Miami Herald 1n April 1979.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

From a 1982 edition of The New York Times.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Buck Rogers in the 25th Century Theatrical Release

Clipped from the Miami Herald late in 1979. Yes, the first few episodes of the new TV show were edited together and released theatrically, in order to launch the series. Believe it or not!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

1978 Star Wars Re-release

A full-page ad for the re-release, clipped by me from the Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel on Friday, July 21, 1978. Exciting times when I clipped this!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Star Wars Holiday Special TV Guide Ads

The Scrapbook opens this time on:
The TV Guide ads for the "Star Wars Holiday Special."
(Click on images to view full size.)

Yes, Virginia, there really was a Star Wars Holiday Special. I don't care what your little friends at school say, or what George Lucas says, I was there when it aired on Friday, November 17, 1978 and I saw it. I clipped these ads out of the TV Guide to prove it. I even taped it on audio cassette.
And yes, it was as bad as the legends say. Possibly even worse. However, we did get to see Christopher Lee as an imperial baddie decades before he showed up as Count Dooku on the big screen. And yes, we did get our first glimpse of a cartoon Boba Fett before he was seen in "The Empire Strikes Back" some years later.

I know, little one. You find it hard to believe. So did I once I saw it. Yet, like a fossilized dinosaur dropping, it is viewed by some as a rare sample of excreted waste from a studied creature; and as such is sought after and prized by devotees of the Star Wars religion.

However, not everything rare and sought after is worthy. And if you ever feel the need to seek it out and view it, remember my warning that you will never be able to forget the illness it causes. I know, you won't listen... I probably wouldn't either. But I had to say it.

The 7th Voyage Of Sinbad

For the re-release. Clipped from a Ft. Lauderdale Newspaper around 1975.

Saturday, September 13, 2008

The Swarm

Clipped from Ft. Lauderdale, FL newspaper in July of 1978.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Batman Returns

Clipped from a Ft. Lauderdale paper in 1992.
Although I stopped clipping most newspaper ads after I got older (I didn't need to clip them when so much material was available, not like when I was a kid), I still did for some like this. Wish I had kept it up longer!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Fury Of The Black Belt

Clipped from "The Macon Herald" (GA) in 1978.